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South Africa Facts & Information

 Location Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
 Climate Mostly semiarid, subtropical along east coast, sunny days, cool nights
 Terrain Vast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain
 Population 44,344,136
 Nationality South African
 Ethnic groups Black African 79%, white 9.6%, colored 8.9%, Indian/Asian 2.5%
 Religions Zion Christian 11.1%, Pentecostal/Charismatic 8.2%, Catholic 7.1%, Methodist 6.8%, Dutch Reformed 6.7%, Anglican 3.8%, other Christian 36%, Islam 1.5%, other 2.3%, unspecified 1.4%, none 15.1%
 Languages IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2%
 Government Type Republic
 Capital Pretoria
 Currency Rand (ZAR)
 Description of Flag Two equal width horizontal bands of red (top) and blue separated by a central green band which splits into a horizontal Y, the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side; the Y embraces a black isosceles triangle from which the arms are separated by narrow yellow bands; the red and blue bands are separated from the green band and its arms by narrow white stripes
 South Africa Flag Flag of South Africa

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Cape Town Culture

Cape Town has a Mediterranean-type climate with well-defined seasons. The winter months from May-August bring in cool temperatures of about 7° C. During these months you can expect to experience lots of rainfall and occasional winds, so dress accordingly. Summer in Cape Town is warm and dry. November through February is relatively comfortable with the average temperature of around 26° C. Light cool breezes make a day out on Cape Town tolerable

as the plants and flowers bloom and their scent can be smelled throughout the city.

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Cape Town Shopping

Shopping in Cape Town is not only fun but it is a cultural experience on its own. One of the best shopping places to go to are the antique shops. Here you can find one of kind items that are filled with history, and are worth more than you will ever pay for. Some things to look for when going shopping are the clothing. Cape Town has local clothing that is worth bringing back home. Clothing material is cool and light and will have a nice feel on your body. Hats,

scarves, shawls, and tribal carvings are also a popular buy in Cape Town.


Cape Town Restaurants
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Cape Town. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.


Cape Town Travel Guides
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